Broadband Report Card February 2016 - Plusnet

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Broadband Report Card

February 2016

 

Provider: Plusnet/38x2

Unit ID: 812404

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There's more to broadband performance than speed alone. We're measuring a range of different metrics to get the complete picture on performance of ISPs nationwide. This report card shows how your broadband connection has performed over the last month.

 

 

Downstream throughput


Downstream throughput (or download speed) is the most commonly associated metric with broadband performance. It dictates the rate at which your computer will be able to fetch content (e.g. web pages, pictures, music, video etc) from the Internet.


14.04Mbps
Average
13.10Mbps Min
18:00, 17/02/16
14.71Mbps Max
18:00, 27/02/16

chart illustrating Downstream                          throughput

Upstream throughput


Upstream throughput (or upload speed) is the measurement of the rate at which your computer will be able to send or upload content (e.g. pictures, music, videos etc) to the Internet.


1.12Mbps
Average
0.93Mbps Min
20:00, 29/02/16
1.25Mbps Max
21:00, 01/02/16

chart illustrating Upstream                          throughput

Latency


Latency is the measurement of how long it takes one packet to be sent to one of our test servers, and then returned back to you. This can effectively be thought of as the responsiveness of the connection between your home and our servers out on the Internet.


20.05ms
Average
12.94ms Min
06:00, 26/02/16
24.32ms Max
19:00, 19/02/16

chart illustrating Latency

Packet loss


Packet loss is relatively rare in modern networks. That said, some broadband providers have been known to suffer high packet loss at peak times. If this is the case for your ISP then you may find that time sensitive applications such as Voice over IP (VoIP) and online gaming will suffer.


0.06%
Average
0.00% Min
00:00, 01/02/16
8.92% Max
07:00, 27/02/16

chart illustrating Packet loss

 

If a metric is not viewable, we have not received sufficient amount of data over the last month.
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